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Hundreds of children sickened, dead in Papua health crisis

  • A member of an Indonesian military task force checks child at a local hospital in Agats, the capital of Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, on January 26, 2018. Some 800 children have been sickened in the area with as many as 100 others, mostly toddlers, feared to have died in what a military official called an "extraordinary" outbreak that was first made public this month. AFP/ Bay Ismoyo

    A member of an Indonesian military task force checks child at a local hospital in Agats, the capital of Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, on January 26, 2018. Some 800 children have been sickened in the area with as many as 100 others, mostly toddlers, feared to have died in what a military official called an "extraordinary" outbreak that was first made public this month. AFP/ Bay Ismoyo

  • A Papuan child suffering from malnutrition lies in a hospital bed for treatment in Agats, the capital of Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, on January 26, 2018. Some 800 children have been sickened in the area with as many as 100 others, mostly toddlers, feared to have died in what a military official called an "extraordinary" outbreak that was first made public this month. AFP/ Bay Ismoyo

    A Papuan child suffering from malnutrition lies in a hospital bed for treatment in Agats, the capital of Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, on January 26, 2018. Some 800 children have been sickened in the area with as many as 100 others, mostly toddlers, feared to have died in what a military official called an "extraordinary" outbreak that was first made public this month. AFP/ Bay Ismoyo

  • A Papuan girl on a drip lies on the bare floor of a local hospital handling measles and malnutrition patients in Agats, the capital of Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, on January 25, 2018. Some 800 children have been sickened by a measles-and-malnutrition outbreak in Indonesia's remote Papua province, officials said January 25, with as many as 100 people, mostly toddlers, feared to have been killed in the outbreak. AFP/ Bay Ismoyo

    A Papuan girl on a drip lies on the bare floor of a local hospital handling measles and malnutrition patients in Agats, the capital of Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, on January 25, 2018. Some 800 children have been sickened by a measles-and-malnutrition outbreak in Indonesia's remote Papua province, officials said January 25, with as many as 100 people, mostly toddlers, feared to have been killed in the outbreak. AFP/ Bay Ismoyo

  • A Papuan man holds his child at a local hospital handling measles and malnutrition patients in Agats, the capital of Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, on January 25, 2018. Some 800 children have been sickened by a measles-and-malnutrition outbreak in Indonesia's remote Papua province, officials said January 25, with as many as 100 people, mostly toddlers, feared to have been killed in the outbreak. AFP/ Bay Ismoyo

    A Papuan man holds his child at a local hospital handling measles and malnutrition patients in Agats, the capital of Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, on January 25, 2018. Some 800 children have been sickened by a measles-and-malnutrition outbreak in Indonesia's remote Papua province, officials said January 25, with as many as 100 people, mostly toddlers, feared to have been killed in the outbreak. AFP/ Bay Ismoyo

  • A Papuan woman and their children wait for medical treatment at local clinic at Ayam village in Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province on January 26, 2018.
Some 800 children have been sickened by a measles-and-malnutrition outbreak in Indonesia's remote Papua province, officials said January 25, with as many as 100 people, mostly toddlers, feared to have been killed in the outbreak. AFP/ Bay Ismoyo

    A Papuan woman and their children wait for medical treatment at local clinic at Ayam village in Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province on January 26, 2018. Some 800 children have been sickened by a measles-and-malnutrition outbreak in Indonesia's remote Papua province, officials said January 25, with as many as 100 people, mostly toddlers, feared to have been killed in the outbreak. AFP/ Bay Ismoyo

  • A Papuan mother carries her sleeping child on her back at a temporary hospital handling measles and malnutrition patients in Agats, the capital of Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, on January 25, 2018. Some 800 children have been sickened by a measles-and-malnutrition outbreak in Indonesia's remote Papua province, officials said January 25, with as many as 100 people, mostly toddlers, feared to have been killed in the outbreak. AFP/ Bay Ismoyo

    A Papuan mother carries her sleeping child on her back at a temporary hospital handling measles and malnutrition patients in Agats, the capital of Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, on January 25, 2018. Some 800 children have been sickened by a measles-and-malnutrition outbreak in Indonesia's remote Papua province, officials said January 25, with as many as 100 people, mostly toddlers, feared to have been killed in the outbreak. AFP/ Bay Ismoyo

  • A Papuan woman carries her child to a local hospital handling measles and malnutrition patients in Agats, the capital of Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, on January 25, 2018. Some 800 children have been sickened by a measles-and-malnutrition outbreak in Indonesia's remote Papua province, officials said January 25, with as many as 100 people, mostly toddlers, feared to have been killed in the outbreak. AFP/ Bay Ismoyo

    A Papuan woman carries her child to a local hospital handling measles and malnutrition patients in Agats, the capital of Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, on January 25, 2018. Some 800 children have been sickened by a measles-and-malnutrition outbreak in Indonesia's remote Papua province, officials said January 25, with as many as 100 people, mostly toddlers, feared to have been killed in the outbreak. AFP/ Bay Ismoyo

  • A Papuan woman carrying a drip looks on with her child at a local hospital handling measles and malnutrition patients in Agats, the capital of Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, on January 25, 2018. Some 800 children have been sickened by a measles-and-malnutrition outbreak in Indonesia's remote Papua province, officials said January 25, with as many as 100 people, mostly toddlers, feared to have been killed in the outbreak. AFP/ Bay Ismoyo

    A Papuan woman carrying a drip looks on with her child at a local hospital handling measles and malnutrition patients in Agats, the capital of Asmat district in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province, on January 25, 2018. Some 800 children have been sickened by a measles-and-malnutrition outbreak in Indonesia's remote Papua province, officials said January 25, with as many as 100 people, mostly toddlers, feared to have been killed in the outbreak. AFP/ Bay Ismoyo

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